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09.18.13

TPP Agreement Negotiations and Tobacco

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Uma Jatkar, Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to uj11@georgetown.edu. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is the latest multilateral free trade agreement that seeks to reduce barriers to trade […]

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09.17.13

Public Health Math: Does “less bad” = “good”? A look at the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes

By Aliza Glasner

The field of public health is premised on epidemiological number games. While eradicating disease may be the paragon of the field, in practice, public health leaders apply a more rational lens focused on achieving the best health outcomes for the majority.  Tackling the health issues associated with tobacco products presents a ripe example of this […]

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09.11.13

O'Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series Kickoff With Dr. Keith Martin, Executive Director, CUGH

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The O’Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series kicks off tomorrow with a presentation by Dr. Keith Martin.  Dr. Martin is the Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and will be presenting “Universities: Leaders in Tackling Today’s Global Health Challenges.” The O’Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series will convene scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and other experts to […]

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09.04.13

Who Owns Human Genes?

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Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University recently published an article in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). An extract of the piece is below as is a link to the complete article. Any questions or comments can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. EXTRACT Angelina […]

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08.27.13

My Summer with the O'Neill Institute

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This post was written by Marguerite de Causans (Paris Bar School), summer research assistant at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to mdecausans@gmail.com. To sum-up my summer internship experience at the O’Neill Institute in just a few paragraphs is anything but an […]

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08.20.13

Recent Posts from the O’Neill Institute Trade, Investment, and Health Blog

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Check out two recent posts from the O’Neill Institute’s blog on Trade, Investment, and Health, featured below. About: The O’Neill Institute Initiative on Trade, Investment and Health aims to bridge the gap between public health and international trade and investment law. The initiative is focused on the effects of trade and investment agreements on domestic regulatory autonomy. […]

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08.14.13

O'Neill Institute Summer Conversation Series

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Thursday, August 15 – 12:30-1:30 Speaker: Peter Sawyer, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Location: EBW358 Topic: Health Investigative Reporting Peter Sawyer is health projects director at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He works to improve and extend the impact of the Center’s reporting on health by developing partnerships with media outlets and universities, forming relationships […]

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08.08.13

A New Frontier: The Access to Medicines Movement and NCDs

By Daniel Hougendobler

Ensuring access to medicines requires a two-pronged approach.  First, medicines must be invented and developed.  For conditions that widely affect both the rich and poor, this presents little problem.  Because those in the developed world can afford to pay large sums for these medicines, pharmaceutical companies have a strong financial incentive to develop treatments.  However, […]

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07.31.13

NYC's Super-size Soda Ban declared Unconstitutional

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This post was written by Alberto Alemanno, O’Neill Institute Scholar .  It was originally published at . Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to alemanno@hec.fr.  Note: The O’Neill Institute’s discussion of the appellate court’s decision can be found here. In Spring 2012, New York City’s Mayor unveiled plans to limit the serving […]

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